I am incredibly excited to confirm that I have made it as a finalist in TWO categories of the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards!! I just wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to vote for me, your voted made up 20% of my points and every single vote mattered.

Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart!! The awards are on September 15th so I still need a lot of luck, hope somebody up above is watching down over me..

Thank you again for your support.


Sarah xx


Cocktail Masterclass at Marcel’s

I’m sitting watching a documentary about American heiresses and “Million Dollar Princesses” of the 1920’s & 1930’s, Wallis Simpson, Lady Emerald Cunard, I LOVE this sort of thing… hearing 1920’s jazz and seeing them sip Martini’s has me thinking about … Continue reading

Tah Dahhhh!

Hi there!

I just want to thank everyone who nominated The Creative Yoke a couple of months ago for the Blog Awards, not only did you get me longlisted, but today I got a little email to notify me that I have been SHORTLISTED!!!! To even make it this far is a miracle and I am more grateful than you know! Truly!

Now it’s up for public vote, the public vote will run from Wednesday 17th until Tuesday 23rd August on the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards website, I’d be entirely grateful of your vote. I’ve never won anything for my blog and this would be the icing on the cake.

Thank you!

Sarah xx



Brooke & Shoals: Stunning Irish Home & Personal Fragrances Worth Checking Out.


If you like your candles you will LOVE this brand! Brooke & Shoals, based here in Greystones have the most beautiful collection of home scents, all lovingly created by owner, Alison Banton. Their candles come in two sizes, a 45 hour candle and a 20 hour travel size. My personal favourite is Rhubarb, Elderflower & Rose, which smells like a beautiful Summers day.

I’m particularly excited about their new range of  3 Eau de Toilette fragrances that have just dropped! Lemon Leaves, Grapefruit & Green Tea, citrus & refreshing,  Pink Petals, Sandalwood & Momosa, my personal favourite, it’s elegant, clean smells expensive, finally Orange Flower Amber & Vetiver, a musky oriental fragrance, lovely for the older lady, it’s really beautiful.

I bought my Mum a bottle of Pink Petals EDT  for her birthday and she is in love with it, she literally jumped up and down with excitement when she sprayed herself. Mum thought all her Christmases came at once when she noticed she got a large two wick candle of Lavender, Cyclamen & Sea Salt too!


It’s a really great time to try these fragrances out as with every bottle of EDT purchased, you get a large, two wick candle. beautifully wrapped with their signature grosgrain ribbon, two presents for the price of one! Now’s the time to think of Christmas presents…

Call out to the store and check out their beautiful selection of handbags, scarves and jewellery, including Pilgrim and Absolute or check out their list of ever growing stockists here.